A Syrian wedding singer turned global dance icon. Is there a better business card? Omar Souleyman, who has collaborated with Björk and Four Tet, began his career as a prolific wedding singer, releasing nearly 500 live albums. In 2013 he released his Four Tet-produced studio debut Wenu Wenu; his sophomore album Bahdeni Nami (2015) garnered widespread critical praise, and To Syria, With Love (2017) placed Omar firmly in the canon of global electronic music.
Omar has also bolstered his growing status as a world and electronic music icon establishing an extensive international following after touring widely and tirelessly, performing at major festivals including Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, Pitchfork Paris or Roskilde. In late 2019 came Shlon, his last album to date, and wasn’t able to show it everywhere till 2022. Next year will come Mallorca’s turn to enjoy one of current music’s most interesting characters.